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TransLink to Launch Apple Pay Support and Tap Payments on May 22

TransLink has announced it their card readers will soon accept contactless payments for Visa and Mastercard, along with mobile wallets such as Apple Pay (and Google Pay, Samsung Pay), to pay for adult cash fares, starting May 22, in Metro Vancouver. Debits cards won’t be accepted, but Translink says “We’re exploring this option for future...

TransLink Considers Apple Pay for SkyTrain Gates, Bus Fares

TransLink is considering tap credit cards and debit cards, along with Apple Pay, for bus and SkyTrain riders in Metro Vancouver, according to a spokesperson speaking to News1130. Chris Bryan said “You just walk up to the fare gates, tap your credit card, debit card or perhaps your Apple pay on your phone and then...

TransLink CEO Urges Participation with Ridesharing Services Like Uber

Although taxi drivers may oppose the entrance of ridesharing services like Uber or Lyft in Vancouver, TransLink’s CEO Kevin Desmond says the city’s public transportation system should “embrace” them because they could complement the system, reports the Globe and Mail. “We have to find ways to embrace this change,” said Kevin Desmond, who was hired...

TransLink Alleges Pokemon GO Player Risked Life to Jump on SkyTrain Tracks

TransLink wants Pokemon GO players to use their brains and think, after reports of a man jumping onto high voltage SkyTrain tracks, was allegedly playing the game, reports News1130: Transit Police say a man was spotted today on the guideway at the VCC-Clark station while another man filmed what he is doing. He was there...

Vancouver’s Compass Tickets Exploited by Smartphones for Free Rides

It appears a security flaw within Translink’s new Compass system can allow fraudsters to bypass gates and ride transit for free, reports CTV News, which was able to confirm the hack by trying it themselves. The so called ‘hack’ allows users with an NFC-enabled smartphone (presumably Android in this case, since Apple’s NFC chip is...